Thursday, November 8, 2007

H A P P Y D I W A L I - B a d a m No S e e r o aka A l m o n d H a l w a


I would like to wish all my friends and blog readers a very Happy and safe Diwali!
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How about celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights with a lip smacking rich sweet :)
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Badam No Seero, undoubtedly has to be one of my most favorite sweets. It is a popular sweet made during Diwali in Gujarati homes. It is quick to make, has plenty of almonds for the rich taste, can be made either with sugar or jaggery, what more can one ask for? ;)
Try it once and I assure you, your family and friends will be asking for seconds, meaning you gotta' make good quantities of this seera! Badam no seero is the Gujarati term for Badam Halwa!
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Here is my version of Badam No Seero!
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1/2 cup badam/almond powder
1/2 cup rava/sooji/semolina
2-3 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp elaichi/cardamom powder
3 cups liquid - You can have any combination of milk and water, including all water or all milk
1 cup sugar - You can add sugar/jaggery as per your taste
(I do not like cloyingly sweet dishes, so i use just 1/2 cup sugar and jaggery mix which works out perfectly for me)
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1. Heat ghee.
2. Add sooji and saute for about 15 minutes till it darkens a shade and you get the roasted aroma.
3. In the mean while heat the liquid, when it comes to a boil, add sugar/jaggery and let it melt.
4. Once the sooji is roasted, add almond powder and elaichi powder and saute for 2 minutes.
5. Add the syrup and let it get absorbed completely.
6. Cover and cook on low for a few minutes.
7. Your Badam Jo Seero is ready to be offered to the Gods and then devoured soon after :)

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Notes:
Please do not use fine rava, that will just turn into a paste. I use sooji, the packet says sooji/upma rava/cream of wheat.
In the above pic, I've used 2 cups water + 1 cup milk.

No need to garnish the halwa with anything, well it has enough almonds, don't u think? ;)

There is a version of this halwa with 100% almonds, will post that as well, hopefully soon ;)
Enjoy.................
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51 comments:

Asha said...

Yummy dessert Richa. Great combination of Badam and rava, I will try. Happy Diwali sweetie, enjoy!:))

Shivapriya said...

Happy Diwali RIcha. We make ravva laddoo similar way instead of almonds we use fresh coconut. Looks delicious. I'm not a big fan of sweets, but you got the perfect looking ladoos.

Richa said...

thanks asha!
do try and lemme' know, it is one dessert u can't get enough of ;)

Richa said...

thanks shivpriya!
oh yeah, i too love rava laddoo, but try this halwa, it is different :)

Rahin said...

Wish you and your family a very happy diwali Richa

Kelly Mahoney said...

Thanks for the information. I'm just now learning about Diwali.

Pravs said...

Happy diwali to you and your family. Badam halwa..yum yum ! feel lazy to make..can i have one or two ?

Rajitha said...

happy diwali to you and ur family girlie...the laddoos look mouthwatering!!

Happy cook said...

It looks great. I would have made them tommorow to add into my present bag, but i made mysore oak and my ghee is finishes.
So it is for a another time.
Happy Diwali to you and family

Padmaja said...

those rawa laddus look absolutely delicious!! my diwali wishes to u and your family as well!!

Richa said...

thanks rahin.

thanks kelly! yup u will see lot of diwali posts for a couple of days!

thanks pravs!
sure take them all.....

Richa said...

thanks rajitha!
actually there are not laddoos, it is halwa i just shaped it for display ;)

thanks HC !
go get some more ghee and make it, it just needs 2/3 tbsp of ghee :)
enjoy....

thanks padmaja!
actually they are not rawa laddu, it is badam halwa and i just shaped it for the pics!

Seema said...

Nice sweet Richa. Will definetly try!!

Seema said...

Oops!!! forgot to add Happy Diwali to you too :-)

Kribha said...

Happy Diwali Richa Dear to you and your family. Love your Badam No Seero. Will bookmark it for later.Have a great day.

Sig said...

Happy Diwali to you and family sweetie... Almond halwa sounds delicious, anything almond has to be great!

Sia said...

diwali wishes to u and ur loved ones richa:)

sunita said...

Diwali wishes to you and your family too , dear Richa...and those laddoos look very tempting.

Madhu said...

Hi Richa
Deepavali wishes to you too. Yummy halwa.

Bhawna said...

Hey Richa, A very Happy Diwali to U and ur family. Ladoo looks great.

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Thanx and wish you the same! your halwa looks inviting!!!

Rina said...

Hey Richa, those are sweet tempting ladoos.

Linda said...

Oh, doesn't that look yummy Richa, and so decadent! I will have to look for almond powder in the market. Enjoy the festivities! :)

Richa said...

thanks seema! lemme know if u try!

thanks kribha!

thanks sig!
yup, almond is one great taste enhancer :)

thanks sia!

thanks sunita.

Richa said...

thanks madhu!

thanks bhavna!

thanks ramya!

thanks rina!

thanks linda! why not make it at home, the powder i mean. that way u r sure of the quality as well :)
enjoy...

Dhivya Karthik said...

what a mouth watering dish..will definitely give it a try :)

Thanks for the post richa and Happy diwali :)

Cynthia said...

Happy Diwali!

Kajal said...

Are wah....te to jabjast badam vapri chhe....mara to modha ma pani avi gayu chhe...Mane thoda ladva moklav my dear.:))
Tari note perfect chhe have ladva ma decorate karvani jarru ja nathi my dear.....

Happy Diwali to you and your family.:))

bee said...

diwali greetings to you and your family.

indosungod said...

Richa, Happy Diwali!

Vee said...

badam halwa looks great, Richa!

A very Happy Diwali to you and yours!

Thanks for participating!

Tee said...

mmmm...badam halwa masta distoy, try karayala pahije. :)

Vanamala said...

Hi Richa

Happy Diwali !!!

Badam Ladoo looks rich !!!!

-Mala

Hima said...

Lovely dessert richa. Happy diwali to you too.

Sandeepa said...

Happy Diwali Richa and have fun with family eating those perfect laddoos

Roopa said...

yummy halwa Richa :) happy diwali to you and your family !

musical said...

Hey Richa, Happy Diwali to you and your loved ones :). badam no seero is super yummy! have my share too :).

hugs n' love,
musical.

Susan said...

Wow! And there is a version that is 100% almonds, too? I grew up on marzipan, so this is very tantalizing. I'm w/ you; I have a wicked sweet tooth, but don't like most desserts that are too cloying.

Seena said...

Richa, I am sure this would be very tasty, I would make a halwa, with badam, and within hours it disappears, usually..:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

The way you have scooped resembles ladoo!!!looks tempting...:))

TBC said...

Badam halwa/ laddoo looks delish!Happy Diwali, Richa

CW said...

Hi Richa- thanks for dropping by :)
Hope you had a lovely Diwali!

Laavanya said...

I was wondering why there are no posts from you and here is one but I seem to have missed it the past few days. Sorry for the delay.. had a friend visiting so haven't been bloghopping as much. (Belated) Happy Diwali! :) Hope you had a great celebration. Almond Halwa looks wonderful and sounds very easy too. I shall keep this in mind for next Diwali... Thanks Richa.

swapna susarla said...

Hi richa
Happy diwali!!
great recipe indeed.

sagari said...

richa yummy dessert

Rachna said...

hey this seero looks sooo yummy.... must be heavenly... hope you had a good diwali.... hugs....

Nandita said...

Looks yummy and delicious - to be bookmarked for a deserving occasion - hope you have been doing fine Richa and had a great festive season :)

Seema said...

Richa, Badam halwa is my sisters fav. I never knew you can add rava to it as well. Belated diwali wishes babe.

Mansi Desai said...

Oh Man!! Richa..mast laage chhe yaar..this is so inviting; I love badam halwa, and wish I could eat one of your laddoos!!

Hope you had a great Diwali!!

SeeC said...

Thats a nice combo..we used to make just rava ladoo...with sooji+cashew. this is interesting

Anonymous said...

I was looking for Rose sherbet recipe and accidently found this Balam no sheero. Sounds interesting. My question is: where can one buy badam powder?
Thanks.
Kanak